Cracked Archive - Weird World

5 Things I Saw as a 9/11 First Responder

For most of us, the story kind of ends with the collapse of the towers. The world had moved on ... completely failing to notice the hundreds and hundreds of people who were still dying.


9 Of the World's Unhealthiest Foods (Tested in One Night)

The purpose for this article is personal pain for your enjoyment.


The Most Poorly Timed Fart Ever: A True Story from My Life

Join me, dear reader, as I recount for you something ... special.


5 Shocking Realities of Working With Disturbed Children

Back in elementary school, did you have that one troubled/violent kid who one day just ... disappeared? We're going to give you some insight into that child's situation ...


6 Famous Works of Art You Didn't Know Were Vicious Insults

No matter how rich and famous you get, you never grow beyond the need for petty, passive-aggressive insults toward those who've wronged you.


5 Shockingly Racist Scenes in Famous Superhero Comics

Going all the way back to the '30s, I scoured hundreds upon hundreds of comics to find the most jaw-dropping examples of racial intolerance by Earth's mightiest heroes.


5 Ways Movies Get Gunfights Wrong (Based on Experience)

To sort out fact from fiction, we interviewed two decorated combat veterans who also have experience working in Hollywood.


The 7 Most Sexually Deviant Creatures in Folklore

A monster is ever-so-slightly scarier if it violates you in some way.


6 Children's Games Clearly Designed By Psychopaths

There's nothing quite as wholesome as a board game. But you might be surprised by just how dark your awkward family get-together's go-to form of entertainment can be.


3 Reasons Never to Use the Term 'Friendzone'

I'm writing about sex this week -- specifically, the situation in which certain men complain about being 'friendzoned' by woman who choose not to see them sexually.


4 Public Apologies That Weren't Good Enough

These sorries just aren't good enough. We should generally be forgiving of our fellow humans, but not when it comes to these things.


4 Bizarrely Specific Things Being Taken Over by One Country

Sometimes, for wacky historical reasons, a single country will take over something no one would expect.


7 Pieces of Brain-Rotting Crap Made by Artistic Geniuses

Even the greatest artists of all time occasionally produce something they're not proud of, because no one in history has ever batted 1000.


5 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Government Spending

For the sake of our simple little minds, are some of the biggest misconceptions people have about government finances. Please keep it handy and refer to it whenever you see a bunch of zeroes.


5 Insane Things That Will Destroy Our Power Grid

Cracked sat down with an executive for one of the companies working to protect and modernize our electric utilities, and he broke the difficult news that our power grid is about as carefully maintained as the floor of a taxi cab.